All events related to Heritage Fairs are suspended until the end of the school year. This was announced recently by the provincial Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage.
The Young Citizens program, managed by History Canada, will proceed as planned. All students who are completing a heritage fair project or independent research project on a topic of Canadian history are eligible to participate. This year, students will not need to present their project at a school or regional fair first.
Information on this year's program can be found at www.YoungCitizens.ca and the Getting Started page will provide students with all the forms and steps they need to compete to participate.
Given that students will have limited access to museums, subject matter experts and filming locations, History Canada is looking at adjusting this year's criteria to focus more on the content and research, and less on the production of film.